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Grand Rapids Press Nov 17, 2017
Justin Verlander talks about World Series win, marrying Kate Upton

Justin Verlander talks about World Series win, marrying Kate Upton

Verlander appeared as a guest on The Today Show Friday where he spoke about just how hectic that last month has been. Watch video NEW YORK -- Former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is back from his honeymoon -- or both of them -- and is sharing a bit about what the last month of his life has been like. Verlander appeared as a guest on The Today Show Friday where he spoke about just how hectic that last month has been since winning the World Series with the Houston Astros and marrying his supermodel wife Kate Upton. "It's been pretty crazy, but...
Bless You Boys Nov 14, 2017
How Justin Verlander might have changed the trade deadline forever

How Justin Verlander might have changed the trade deadline forever

Teams may think of 2017 when considering deadline deals in the future. On August 31, 2017 the Houston Astros completed a trade with the Detroit Tigers to acquire right-handed starter Justin Verlander. The rest is history, literally. Flash back to July. At the non-waiver trade deadline, several aces were available. Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, two of the most coveted pieces available, were both dealt to contenders. But the best deadline deal was done a month later, after everyone passed on a future Hall of Famer. Almost every playoff team was connected with Verlander in July. The Dodgers,...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 9, 2017

Hurricane damage gave Justin Verlander pause about going to Houston

Justin Verlander’s last-minute decision to accept a trade to Houston swung the MLB season, and now he’s opening up about just how close a call it was. Verlander recently told Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports that the damage done to the city of Houston by Hurricane Harvey gave him pause about going there. Per Heyman:...Read More
Lookout Landing Nov 8, 2017
Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/8/17: Roy Halladay, Gold Glove Winners, and Justin Verlander

Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/8/17: Roy Halladay, Gold Glove Winners, and Justin Verlander

Happy Wednesday! Good morning everyone! Yesterday brought with it some good news and some bad news. Everyone around baseball was shocked and saddened to learn about the passing of Roy Halladay, who crashed in a personal plane in the Gulf of Mexico. He was only 40 years old. We are saddened by the tragic news that Roy Halladay, 2-time Cy Young Award winner & 8-time All-Star, has died in a plane crash. He was 40. pic.twitter.com/SOFv3bOLyt— MLB (@MLB) November 7, 2017 Halladay was an incredible pitcher during his time and was also a great humanitarian, for which he should also be...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 4, 2017
First wedding photo of Justin Verlander, Kate Upton in Italy

First wedding photo of Justin Verlander, Kate Upton in Italy

What do you do the same week you win a World Series? You tie the knot, if youre Justin Verlander. What to you do to end the week when you've already won the World Series? Marry the supermodel of your dreams. If you're former Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander, that is. Verlander's new team, the Houston Astros, won a hard-fought World Series earlier this week. There were early rumors that he wouldn't make the Astros big victory parade on Friday because he and his fiancee, Upton, were headed to Italy to wed. TMZ posted the first wedding photo of the couple today,...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 3, 2017
After World Series, Justin Verlander's Hall of Fame case just got stronger

After World Series, Justin Verlander's Hall of Fame case just got stronger

He may no longer be a Detroit Tiger, but his performance in 2017 makes it more likely that hell one day be wearing a Tigers cap in a bronze plaque in Cooperstown. Justin Verlander wasn't in Houston today as the rest of his Astros teammates were cheered by thousands of fans in a championship parade. But the absence was excused. Verlander, who is off to Italy to marry model Kate Upton, has done more than enough for his new club. The marriage is a fitting finish to a memorable autumn for Verlander, who won his first World Series title after the Astros beat the...
Bless You Boys Nov 3, 2017
Which Tigers prospect benefit most from the team’s recent roster moves?

Which Tigers prospect benefit most from the team’s recent roster moves?

Several players from the 2017 roster have already been let go, giving these minor leaguers an opportunity. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila wasted no time making his first roster moves of the offseason. Less than 24 hours after Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros won the World Series, the Tigers had already subtracted several pieces from their 2017 roster. As the afternoon news cycled through, the Tigers outrighted outfielders Alex Presley, Jim Aducci and Tyler Collins to the minor leagues, along with right-hander Jeff Ferrell. Also moving on is Anibal Sanchez, who had his team...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 2, 2017

Justin Verlander to miss Astros’ parade for wedding weekend

The Houston Astros’ championship parade is scheduled for Friday, but one of the team’s most valuable contributors in the playoffs is not expected to be in attendance. WXYZ in Detroit confirmed that Justin Verlander is getting married to longtime girlfriend Kate Upton this weekend in Italy. They say that he will miss the team’s parade...Read More
Grand Rapids Press Nov 2, 2017
Tigers congratulate Justin Verlander after his World Series win

Tigers congratulate Justin Verlander after his World Series win

Its a small gesture for a huge accomplishment, but one few will disagree with. Justin Verlander no longer plays for the Detroit Tigers. But that didn't stop the team from congratulating its longtime ace after he became a World Series champion for the first time on Wednesday night. Shortly after Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager grounded out to second base and the Houston Astros clinched their first world championship in franchise history, the Tigers sent out a Tweet honoring No. 35. For someone who has earned several honors over his career, we know this one is...
Bless You Boys Nov 2, 2017
2017 MLB offseason outlook: The Tigers need to get worse before they get better

2017 MLB offseason outlook: The Tigers need to get worse before they get better

This is going to be a terribly un-sexy offseason for the Tigers. Based purely on record, the Detroit Tigers roster that finished the 2017 season would be a historically bad team. They won just six of their final 30 games after trading Justin Verlander and Justin Upton, a .200 winning percentage. Extrapolated over a 162-game season, that would leave the team with just 33 wins. This would easily be the worst record in MLB history. And if everything goes well this offseason, the 2018 Tigers should be even worse. This doesn’t mean they will be historically bad next season. It took a special...
Bless You Boys Nov 2, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are World Series champions

Detroit Tigers News: Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are World Series champions

Justin Verlander and Cameron Maybin got their rings. So did Carlos Correa’s girlfriend. On Wednesday, the Houston Astros jumped all over Yu Darvish for the second time in this World Series, and then rode Charlie Morton to the house to take home the franchise’s first world championship. It went exactly as you would draw it up. Clayton Kershaw came on for some masterful relief work to keep his team in the fight, but Morton was just nails, and manager A.J. Hinch saw it and stuck with him. It was great to see a career journeyman whose injury-plagued career seemed at a breaking point come...
Bless You Boys Nov 1, 2017
Justin Verlander is a World Series champion

Justin Verlander is a World Series champion

The Astros win! When Justin Verlander left the Detroit Tigers at the August deadline, the unspoken reason for his exit was obvious: he wanted to win a World Series. For those who have followed his career and wanted him to achieve that ultimate goal, the move to leave the Tigers made sense. The team was going into a rebuild, and the Houston Astros were right in their prime. His chances would never be better. Tonight, Verlander’s dream of a World Series ring has come true. Game Seven lacked some of the high-stakes drama of the previous six games in the series. It wasn’t a neck-and-neck...
Camden Chat Nov 1, 2017
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s the last day of baseball season

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where it’s the last day of baseball season

Tomorrow there will be a new World Series champion and the offseason can begin in earnest. Happy Wednesday, Camden Chatters! Are you ready for game seven of the World Series? I have to admit that I was torn last night, because I wanted the series to go seven games, but I also would have liked to see Justin Verlander be the winning pitcher in the clincher. No matter what happens tonight, it is one of the best World Series I can remember. I have curated a few Orioles-related links for you, so let’s get to them! Orioles organizational depth report: With or without Castillo, catcher a...
Bless You Boys Nov 1, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: Justin Verlander denied

Detroit Tigers News: Justin Verlander denied

Justin Verlander and the Astros were unable to close out the Dodgers in Game 6 Welp, it wasn’t the outcome that Tigers fans were hoping for. The nine inning Justin Verlander masterclass didn’t materialize. And now the World Series rests in the hands of someone much less capable than JV. Sometimes, that’s how baseball goes. Verlander’s night may not have been the 150-pitch outing we expected, but it was still an excellent performance: six innings of work, three hits and nine strikeouts. After a flawless start, Verlander allowed a hit, a hit by pitch, a double and then a sacrifice fly...
Washington Times Oct 31, 2017

Verlander vanquished: Astros lose lead, Dodgers force Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Verlander held the possibility of a lifetime in his big, right paw. Totally in control, nursing a narrow lead, a most elusive World Series win getting closer and closer with each pitch. And just like that, it was all gone. In a result that's become ...

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